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10th Aug '17 9:23:59 AM RedScharlach
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* Used painfully straight by the Mexican political cartoonists ''Creator/{{Rius}}'' and ''El Fisgon'', using the characters [[GaryStu Gumaro]] and [[MarySue La Beba Toloache]] in their respective works, Rius actually lampshades it in one strip: On it, the [[BadCopIncompetentCop cops]] from [[CorruptBureaucrat Trastupijes]] go to Gumaro's house to ask him for help, [[TheAlcoholic Nopaltzin]] is the one who greets them and out of nowhere he starts talking about the "real" figure of Jesus, the cops puzzledly look each other and ask him why he is telling them that, Nopaltzin answers that it's because Gumaro made him memorize that, as a reprieve for getting drunk again.

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* Used painfully straight by the Mexican political cartoonists ''Creator/{{Rius}}'' and ''El Fisgon'', using the characters [[GaryStu Gumaro]] and [[MarySue La Beba Toloache]] in their respective works, works. Rius actually lampshades it in one strip: On it, the [[BadCopIncompetentCop cops]] from [[CorruptBureaucrat Trastupijes]] go to Gumaro's house to ask him for help, [[TheAlcoholic Nopaltzin]] is the one who greets them and out of nowhere he starts talking about the "real" figure of Jesus, the cops puzzledly look each other and ask him why he is telling them that, Nopaltzin answers that it's because Gumaro made him memorize that, as a reprieve for getting drunk again.



* Steve's legendary rants in ''Series/{{Coupling}}'' on subjects such as cushions,locks on bathrooms and lesbian porn.
* One Japanese variety show once had a segment in which a couple of highschool students did a movie parody of Charlie's Angels. One of the students was so impressively good at this trope that at one point the camera (an industrial, movie-business type of camera, mind!) literally stopped working before he stopped.

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* Steve's legendary rants in ''Series/{{Coupling}}'' on subjects such as cushions,locks cushions, locks on bathrooms bathroom doors, and lesbian porn.
* One Japanese variety show once had a segment in which a couple of highschool students did a movie parody of Charlie's Angels.''Charlie's Angels''. One of the students was so impressively good at this trope that at one point the camera (an industrial, movie-business type of camera, mind!) literally stopped working before he stopped.



* In an episode of ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'', a character played by guest star Patton Oswalt engages in a political filibuster that consists of him offering his thoughts for the plot of future ''Franchise/StarWars'' films- which basically consists of a MassiveMultiplayerCrossover with the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. While the speech was significantly shortened for the actual episode, a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BBhNkywMJY full length version]] (that goes on for almost 9 minutes) was released on the internet prior to the episode, and went on to become somewhat memetic.

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* In an episode of ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'', a character played by guest star Patton Oswalt engages in a political filibuster that consists of him offering his thoughts for the plot of future ''Franchise/StarWars'' films- which basically consists of a MassiveMultiplayerCrossover with the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. While the speech was significantly shortened for the actual episode, a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BBhNkywMJY full length version]] (that (which goes on for almost 9 minutes) was released on the internet prior to the episode, and went on to become somewhat memetic.



* ''Series/{{Community}}'' - Britta proudly announces to the study group that she has a lesbian friend [[spoiler:actually a straight girl who thinks Britta is ''her'' lesbian friend]]. Everyone expects Pierce to make a comment - he tells them he has a prepared statement, pulls out a thick pile of notebook paper, full of writing on both sides, and starts in just as the opening titles roll.
-->'''Pierce''': [after titles]...and in summation, good luck, and ''Bon apetit.''

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* ''Series/{{Community}}'' - Britta proudly announces to the study group that she has a lesbian friend [[spoiler:actually a straight girl who thinks Britta is ''her'' lesbian friend]]. Everyone expects Pierce to make a comment - he tells them he has a prepared statement, pulls out a thick pile of notebook paper, full of writing on both sides, and starts in just as the opening titles roll.
-->'''Pierce''': [after titles]...and in summation, good luck, and ''Bon apetit.appetit.''



* In the zany British sitcom ''Series/{{The Goodies}}'' Tim Brooke-Taylor's self-titled character often goes off into bombastic rants about British greatness, accompanied by the soundtrack to Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance Number 1" ("Land of Hope and Glory" as it is better known).

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* In the zany British sitcom ''Series/{{The Goodies}}'' Tim Brooke-Taylor's self-titled character often goes off into bombastic rants about British greatness, accompanied by the soundtrack to Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance Number 1" ("Land of Hope and Glory" as it is better known).



** Extending on that - virtually any politician, really. Although Fiddy probably does hold a record or two, what with that certain seven-hour speech.

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** Extending on that - virtually any politician, really. Although Fiddy probably does hold a record or two, what with that certain notorious seven-hour speech.



* A formation of enlisted men is a captive audience some NCO's and officers just can't resist. There's probably also some "Let's see how long they can stand there" sadism behind it, but the content usually amounts to "See, I'm not such a bad guy!" or "I'm your worst hardass nightmare!"

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* A formation of enlisted men is a captive audience that some NCO's NCOs and officers just can't resist. There's probably also some "Let's see how long they can stand there" sadism behind it, but the content usually amounts to "See, I'm not such a bad guy!" or "I'm your worst hardass nightmare!"
7th Aug '17 11:09:48 AM DrFraud
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* Harry gets pretty bent out of shape about environmentalism in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4744052/chapters/11140367 Dream a Dream]]''. Afterwards Dean Thomas quips that he should get off of the soapbox.

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* Harry gets pretty bent out of shape about environmentalism in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4744052/chapters/11140367 Dream a Dream]]''. Afterwards Dean Thomas quips that he should get off of the soapbox.
30th Jun '17 2:14:22 PM DrFraud
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* Harry gets pretty bent out of shape about recycling in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4744052/chapters/11140367 Dream a Dream]]''. Afterwards Dean Thomas quips that he should get off of the soapbox.

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* Harry gets pretty bent out of shape about recycling environmentalism in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4744052/chapters/11140367 Dream a Dream]]''. Afterwards Dean Thomas quips that he should get off of the soapbox.
30th Jun '17 2:13:34 PM DrFraud
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* Harry gets pretty bent out of shape about recycling in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4744052/chapters/11140367 Dream a Dream]]''. Afterwards Dean Thomas quips that he should get off of the soapbox.
-->'''Harry:''' They knew [plastic] didn't degrade and couldn't really be destroyed. It just breaks up into smaller and smaller pieces and it's there forever. They used to sell milk in reusable glass bottles. It cost them money to clean and sterilize them after every use, and they were heavier, you constantly had to worry about breakage. Plastic jugs can break, but it isn't guaranteed like with a glass one. Convenience was a big part of why they started making plastic in such quantities, but mostly it was greed. One-use plastic bottles--cheaper to make, they don't have to worry about sterilizing them so they can be reused--they make more profit on every sale. People used to bring their own basket or what not when they went shopping to hold their groceries. Start supplying cheap plastic bags at the market--if you're out and didn't bring your basket with you because you weren't planning to go shopping, but just remembered the last of your potatoes went bad and you need more for dinner tonight--it's no problem! The shop gives you a bag to carry them in! Sell them to every store on every continent and BOOM! Big money all around. Money. That's what it was all about. It was making them big bucks, so what did they care that the landfills started piling up--just cover it over and start a new one! That one filled up just as fast? Who cares? We're rolling in it. They saw a chance to make big money and didn't care how it would impact later generations, or the world or the animals or the ocean. So many products are made with petroleum too. I think I was told it was like, 6000 different things. The muggles are using it up like it isn't all going to vanish one day. It took millions, if not billions, of years to make all those oil reserves, and they're draining them dry like they're going out of style, again because of greed. Muggles keep trying to research renewable energy sources, but the oil barons keep blocking those initiatives when they can because they want the world to remain dependent on them and their products for as long as possible, because they're all filthy, filthy stinking rich because of it. They don't care if they leave the world a ruin, or if there's nothing but ruined dregs for their grandchildren, because they got theirs and to hell with anyone else.
10th Jun '17 5:24:50 PM Gosicrystal
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* VideoGame/{{Anachronox}}: Grumpos has this as an ability called 'yammer'. He will just keep on talking and talking ''and talking'' until an NPC finally gives in. It's done as a minigame where you have to keep inflating one or the other of his lungs to let him keep going.

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* VideoGame/{{Anachronox}}: ''VideoGame/{{Anachronox}}'': Grumpos has this as an ability called 'yammer'. He will just keep on talking and talking ''and talking'' until an NPC finally gives in. It's done as a minigame where you have to keep inflating one or the other of his lungs to let him keep going.
7th Jun '17 8:00:26 PM Kartoonkid95
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* Seth MacFarlane's character has quite a few of these in ''Film/AMillionWaysToDieInTheWest.'' The title speech is a few minutes long.

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* Seth MacFarlane's Creator/SethMacFarlane's character has quite a few of these in ''Film/AMillionWaysToDieInTheWest.'' The title speech is a few minutes long.long.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'', Melman goes into unnecessary details about leading up to an important discovery until Alex tells him to get to the point.
-->'''Melman:''' You know I have that bladder infection and I have to get up every two hours? Well, I got up to pee, um, and I looked over at Marty's pen, which, you know, I usually don't do. I don't know why, but I did. And this time, I looked over...
-->'''Alex:''' ''What'' Melman? What's going on?!
-->'''Melman:''' It's Marty! ''He's gone!''
30th May '17 6:27:08 PM nombretomado
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* A literal example on ''TheWestWing'' (in an episode aptly titled "''The Stackhouse Filibuster''"), where a senator filibusters in order to delay voting on a crucial health care bill so that he can add on a provision for autism care and research.

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* A literal example on ''TheWestWing'' ''Series/TheWestWing'' (in an episode aptly titled "''The Stackhouse Filibuster''"), where a senator filibusters in order to delay voting on a crucial health care bill so that he can add on a provision for autism care and research.
21st May '17 12:37:26 PM nombretomado
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* Lucky's SuddenlyVoiced monologue in ''WaitingForGodot''.

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* Lucky's SuddenlyVoiced monologue in ''WaitingForGodot''.''Theatre/WaitingForGodot''.
18th Apr '17 5:55:22 PM nombretomado
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* Judd Hirsch's character's rant in the teaser of the first episode of ''Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip''. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Justified,]] [[RuleOfCool though.]]

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* Judd Hirsch's character's rant in the teaser of the first episode of ''Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip''.''Series/Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip''. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Justified,]] [[RuleOfCool though.]]
4th Apr '17 9:52:09 PM Fireblood
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* Characters in the ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series by Terry Goodkind often fall prey to this, as a result of being used by the author as [[AuthorTract mouthpieces for his personal philosophy.]] Given that he, himself, was converted to objectivism by reading Ayn Rand's books, this shouldn't come off as all that surprising.
** A particularly egregious example occurs in "The Pillars of Creation," where Richard Rahl lectures some poor foolish isolated communist-types on the error of their ways--for three whole chapters (60+ pages)! Such is the power of his oratory that [[EasyEvangelism he manages to convince the entire group that their people have been living incorrectly for millennia, and converts them to laissez-faire capitalism and a reductive materialist philosophy on the spot]], which results [[spoiler:in severe infighting, the phenomenon of crime and murder - which didn't exist in this culture before]] and which eventually ends in [[spoiler:their complete enslavement and annihilation, as the infighting and alien concept of "crime"]] (along with the removal of the magical barrier) has weakened and divided them so severely. Not to mention that their once-thriving spiritual tradition is all but eliminated, and they are transformed [[spoiler:from pacifists in to beserking, BloodKnight warriors.]]

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* Characters in the ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series by Terry Goodkind often fall prey to this, as a result of being used by the author as [[AuthorTract mouthpieces for his personal philosophy.]] Given that he, himself, was converted to objectivism Objectivism by reading Ayn Rand's books, this shouldn't come off as all that surprising.
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surprising. A particularly egregious example occurs examples is in "The Pillars of Creation," ''Naked Empire'', where Richard Rahl convinces the completely pacifist Bandukar to take up arms at his side against the Imperial Order soldiers through a series of lectures some poor foolish isolated communist-types on the error which take up much of their ways--for three whole chapters (60+ pages)! Such is the power each chapter where they appear. It seems he somehow became a master of his oratory that [[EasyEvangelism he manages to convince the entire group that their people (and philosophy) overnight, since we see no real signs of this before. The Bandukar simply give up beliefs they have been living incorrectly held for millennia, and converts them to laissez-faire capitalism and a reductive materialist philosophy on the spot]], which results [[spoiler:in severe infighting, the phenomenon of crime and murder - which didn't exist in this culture before]] and which eventually ends in [[spoiler:their complete enslavement and annihilation, as the infighting and alien concept of "crime"]] (along millennia with the removal of the magical barrier) has weakened and divided them so severely. Not to mention that their once-thriving spiritual tradition is all but eliminated, and they are transformed [[spoiler:from pacifists in to beserking, BloodKnight warriors.]]only a token resistance.



*** If one is familiar with Wright, as a man rather than as an artist, it makes sense. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin That's]] pretty much what happens when a classically-educated, somewhat [[LiteralGenie literal-minded]] man sets out to write "SpaceOpera".

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*** ** If one is familiar with Wright, as a man rather than as an artist, it makes sense. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin That's]] pretty much what happens when a classically-educated, somewhat [[LiteralGenie literal-minded]] man sets out to write "SpaceOpera".
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